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Christmas in Bristol: Advent Wreath Making 10:15 am
Christmas in Bristol: Advent Wreath Making @ Bristol Federated Church
Dec 1 @ 10:15 am
Join us for fun and fellowship while you create an Advent Wreath for your home. All materials are provided and all ages are encouraged to attend.
Mary’s Restaurant Holiday Tea 2:00 pm
Mary’s Restaurant Holiday Tea @ Mary’s at Baldwin Creek
Dec 1 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Holiday tea is a beloved tradition. It’s the perfect way to spend time with family and friends during the holidays. Three course afternoon luncheon with fancy tea cups, delicious sweets and traditional seasonal foods. Bring your children to their first, but not last, tea.
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Auditions – The Ladies of the Camellias 6:30 pm
Auditions – The Ladies of the Camellias
Dec 2 @ 6:30 pm – Dec 4 @ 9:00 pm
Auditions Open for “The Ladies of the Camellias” The turkey’s been eaten, and you survived. Black Friday came and went; you didn’t blow the bank. What’s left to do before the next round of holiday fever? Find your inner actor and flex those creative muscles, of course! Come out this week and audition for Middlebury Community Players February 2020 show, Lillian Groag’s The Ladies of the Camellias. Dates: Monday, December 2 and Wednesday, December 4 Time: Registration at 6:30 pm. &hellip read more
Bristol Selectboard Agenda – Dec. 2 6:00 pm
Bristol Selectboard Agenda – Dec. 2
Dec 2 @ 6:00 pm – 9:30 pm
TOWN OF BRISTOL SELECTBOARD MEETING Monday, December 2, 2019, 6:00 PM Holley Hall I. Call to Order: 6:00 PM 1. Review agenda for addition, removal, or adjustment of any items per 1 V.S.A. §312(d)(3)(A). II. Public Forum. III. Appointments. 1. 6:00pm – Ian Albinson for Bristol CORE: Town Green Park Use Request for annual Lumen event. 2. 6:10pm – Porter Knight: Bristol Trail Network updates and request for RTP grant application support. IV. Regular Business. 1. General fund and capital &hellip read more
Climate Caucus Forum/Discussion 6:30 pm
Climate Caucus Forum/Discussion
Dec 2 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Concerned about the climate emergency? Want to see Vermont do its part to combat it while creating jobs, helping you save money, and protecting public health? If so, the Vermont Climate Solutions Caucus wants to hear from you! Join Caleb Elder, Mari Cordes, and other members of the Climate Solutions Caucus for an important conversation at the Bristol Village Fire Department on West Street. Everyone from all towns welcome to attend and are emphatically encouraged to engage. This is the &hellip read more
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Heading for Extinction and What to Do About It 6:00 am
Heading for Extinction and What to Do About It
Dec 3 @ 6:00 am – 7:30 am
An Evening with Extinction Rebellion Champlain Valley. The evidence is clear and visible: we are in a climate emergency. And the greatest threat to the planet is the belief that someone else will save it. Yet figuring out how to make a difference as an individual can be overwhelming. Let’s join together and remember Margaret Mead’s words: ‘Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.” Join &hellip read more
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Sit and Gift at Yarn & Yoga 5:30 pm
Sit and Gift at Yarn & Yoga @ Yarn & Yoga
Dec 4 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Come sit and gift your holiday projects with your knitting friends at Yarn and Yoga. See you there!
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St. Ambrose Marketplace 1:00 pm
St. Ambrose Marketplace
Dec 6 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Please plan to stop by the St. Ambrose Christmas Marketplace this coming weekend. Hours are from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm on Friday, December 6th and on Saturday, December 7th from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. The event will take place in the parish hall at St. Ambrose, 11 School Street in Bristol. The hall is handicapped accessible.
12th Annual Chocolate Walk in Downtown Bristol 5:00 pm
12th Annual Chocolate Walk in Downtown Bristol
Dec 6 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Bristol’s 12th Annual Chocolate Walk is this Friday! Join us in downtown Bristol and experience a complimentary chocolate treat, courtesy of the Main Street businesses! Spend your evening browsing the stores, nibbling a delicious chocolate treat (or two!), and getting your holiday shop on. This year’s Chocolate Walk will showcase Bristol’s stellar line up of downtown businesses, as well as local vendors in Tandem and Vermont Tree Goods. And be sure to pick up our Cool Yule Calendar Brochure (in &hellip read more
Bristol Park Dental Open House 5:00 pm
Bristol Park Dental Open House
Dec 6 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Bristol Park Dental is hosting an open house at the practice to welcome the two new doctors! We would like to invite our patients, friends, and possible new patients to meet us and see the new technology we have added to the practice. Small bites and refreshments will be provided! This open house is at the same time as the Chocolate Walk, so please stop by! We are located at 6 Park Place, right on the Green!
Bristol Suites Open House 5:00 pm
Bristol Suites Open House @ Bristol Suites
Dec 6 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Come sit in our cozy Old English library lobby, tour our six rooms and suites, enjoy light refreshments and discover Bristol’s only downtown inn.
Chocolate Party at Emeraldrose Gifts 5:00 pm
Chocolate Party at Emeraldrose Gifts @ Emeraldrose Gifts
Dec 6 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Delicious truffles by Katie Bass of “Lucky Star Catering “ and “The Taproom “. Piel skincare boutique will be offering gift certificates and introducing botanical skincare, made in Vermont by Verde Goddess.
Chocolate Walk at Harmonia 5:00 pm
Chocolate Walk at Harmonia
Dec 6 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Harmonia Market, 20 Main Street, Bristol Join us for delicious ice cream courtesy of lu-lu’s and live music from Kaya & Company from 6-8pm. We’ll also have great holiday gift options from local artists Karla Van Vliet, offering her original jewelry and paintings, and Pam Fog selling her original artwork. Look for hair products, hair accessories, skin products & other fun hair bling. Surprise appearance by local Henna artist, Louisa Funk. Cash or check recommended. Free.
Harmonia Market 5:00 pm
Harmonia Market @ Harmonia
Dec 6 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Join us for delicious ice cream courtesy of lu•lu’s and live music from Kaya & Company from 6-8 pm. We’ll also have great holiday gift options from local artists Karla Van Vliet, offering her original jewelry, and Pam Fog selling her original artwork. Look for hair products, hair accessories, skin products & other fun hair bling. A surprise appearance by local Henna artist, Louisa Funk. Cash or check recommended.
Tandem Holiday Market 5:00 pm
Tandem Holiday Market @ Tandem
Dec 6 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Fabulous vendors will be selling their wares at Tandem. The best of area growers and crafters will be there with unique, handmade wares. Come shop, sip and nosh!
The Real Estate Company of Vermont 5:00 pm
The Real Estate Company of Vermont @ The Real Estate Company of Vermont
Dec 6 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Live music from Big Pick Ensemble.
Candy Cane Hunt 6:00 pm
Candy Cane Hunt @ Bristol Town Green
Dec 6 @ 6:00 pm
The hunt for the hidden candy canes begins at the corner of the Green next to the Veterans Memorial. Bundle up, bring your flashlight and help Santa find them all! This event is free and open to all ages.
Memory Tree Lighting 6:30 pm
Memory Tree Lighting @ Bristol Town Green
Dec 6 @ 6:30 pm
Join us at the Gazebo on the Green to honor the memories of loved ones.
5th/6th Grade Dance 7:00 pm
5th/6th Grade Dance
Dec 6 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Come make lasting memories with your friends while raising money for Bristol Elementary’s 6th grade end of year trip! 5th and 6th Graders of the 5 Towns Friday, December 6th 7-9pm Holley Hall (doors will open at 650pm, please do not bring students before this time) $5 entrance fee and drinks and snacks for sale! Feel free to bring your own water bottle – we’ll have a water fill station! It would be greatly appreciated if students brought exact change &hellip read more
Free Concert on Friday During Bristol Chocolate Walk 7:00 pm
Free Concert on Friday During Bristol Chocolate Walk
Dec 6 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
MIDDLEBURY COMMUNITY WIND ENSEMBLE, Friday, Dec. 6, 7:00 p.m., Mt. Abraham Union High School. Featuring Susan English, flute; Alice Weston, euphonium; and introducing the MiddWinds Trio. Music by Piazzolla, Schuman, Hanson, Stravinsky, a world premiere by Jerome Shedd, music from Woodstock, and more. Free. Come to Bristol at 5pm for the 12th annual Chocolate Walk in town. Have a treat then come to the concert to warm up and enjoy the music. At 8pm or so–return to town for another &hellip read more
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Christmas Bazaar 9:00 am
Christmas Bazaar @ Bristol Federated Church
Dec 7 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Homemade crafts, homemade soup and sandwich lunch, silent auction, homemade baked goods, indoor yard sale. Santa visit 10am-12pm.
Come to Lu.Lu This Saturday for All Things Market! 9:00 am
Come to Lu.Lu This Saturday for All Things Market!
Dec 7 @ 9:00 am – 8:00 pm
Join us at lu.lu ice cream in Vergennes during Vergennes’ Holiday Stroll. We are hosting an epic Farmer’s Market in the morning and a phenomenal Holiday Bazaar in the evening so stop by for great holiday shopping and festive cheer! Some of the amazing local vendors include It’s Arthur’s Fault (think the most amazing sauces), MTN GRL Studio (prints and spectacular art all inspired by the Green Mountains), Nomadic Kitchen (magical marshmallows), One Connected Village (jewelry and woven bags from &hellip read more
Craft and Vendor Sale 9:00 am
Craft and Vendor Sale @ Bristol Masonic Lodge
Dec 7 @ 9:00 am
Holiday craft/vendor fair.
Deborah Holmes Watercolors Holiday Open House 10:00 am
Deborah Holmes Watercolors Holiday Open House
Dec 7 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Holiday Open House and Sale at the studio and home of Deborah Holmes, 24 Garfield Street, Bristol (around the corner from Almost Home Market), Saturday and Sunday, December 7 & 8, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.. Gift prints, mini prints, calendars, ornaments, painted boxes and original watercolors for sale. Refreshments served! Come have a cookie and some hot cider.
Holiday Open House at Deborah Holmes Watercolors 10:00 am
Holiday Open House at Deborah Holmes Watercolors
Dec 7 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
An open house in Deborah Holmes’ home/ studio with ornaments, gift prints, and watercolors for sale. Refreshments.
Holiday Storytime at Bristol Suites with Bristol Police Chief Bruce Nason 10:30 am
Holiday Storytime at Bristol Suites with Bristol Police Chief Bruce Nason @ Bristol Suites
Dec 7 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Kids will enjoy old favorites and new stories about this wonderful time of the year. Enter through Vermont Marketplace. Ages 1-7.
Tastings at Vermont Marketplace 10:30 am
Tastings at Vermont Marketplace @ Bristol Suites
Dec 7 @ 10:30 am – 1:00 pm
Free tastings of Brave coffees and teas from Waterbury Center and granola, granola bars and baked goods from Moksha Farms, made right here in Bristol.
Pottery and Origami Sale 12:00 pm
Pottery and Origami Sale
Dec 7 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
We are having our annual studio sale this weekend in our barn behind our house at 37 Pleasant Street. All of our displays will be up, as well as tables of bargains. Drop in to say hello and warm up with a snack and hot tea or cider. We’ll be there at the same times on Sunday, also. Ken Martin Pottery Gail Martin Origami
Mead Tasting at Bristol Beverage 1:00 pm
Mead Tasting at Bristol Beverage @ Bristol Beverage
Dec 7 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Join us for a free mead tasting with Groennfell Meadery.
Saturday Music at Ripton Community Coffee House 7:00 pm
Saturday Music at Ripton Community Coffee House
Dec 7 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Hello Coffee House Friends, Please join us Sat. Dec. 7th for an evening with The Mark Tolstrup Band! Mark will be joined by Jill Burnham on vocals, Woody Strobeck on trombone, Frank Orsini on fiddle and Tony Markellis (Trey Anastasio, David Bromberg, Kilimanjaro) on bass. Together they produce a sound from the roots of American music moaning low with the blues and rollicking with the joy of traditional jazz of New Orleans Greg Haymes from Albany Times Union says “An &hellip read more
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Concert! Amaryllis 12:00 am
Concert! Amaryllis
Dec 8 @ 12:00 am – 11:59 pm
Come and hear the lovely Amaryllis Renaissance concert THIS SUNDAY DECEMBER 8 AT 2PM AT THE UNITED CHURCH OF LINCOLN and MONDAY NIGHT DECEMBER 9 AT 7:30PM ST STEPHENS ON THE GREEN, MIDDLEBURY This concert is 1 hour long and will transport you back to 16th century Europe. Suggested donation. SEE YOU THERE.
Breakfast Buffet at Libanus Lodge #47 7:00 am
Breakfast Buffet at Libanus Lodge #47 @ Libanus Lodge #47
Dec 8 @ 7:00 am – 10:00 am
A delicious breakfast buffet from the members of Libanus Lodge #47 Free and Accepted Masons. Open to the public to raise money for the local community through various donations.
All You Can Eat Breakfast 7:30 am
All You Can Eat Breakfast
Dec 8 @ 7:30 am – 10:00 am
All you can eat breakfast Sunday December 8 7:30 to 10:00 at the Masons Libanus Lodge 2 Elm St. Bristol. Only $8.00. Includes scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage links/patties, sausage gravy, home fries, french toast, pancakes (regular and blueberry), assorted juices, coffee and real Vermont maple syrup. Some months we have cooked to order omelettes.
Holiday Open House at Deborah Holmes Watercolors 10:00 am
Holiday Open House at Deborah Holmes Watercolors
Dec 8 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
An open house in Deborah Holmes’ home/ studio with ornaments, gift prints, and watercolors for sale. Refreshments.
Christmas in Bristol: Christmas Ornament Making 10:15 am
Christmas in Bristol: Christmas Ornament Making @ Bristol Federated Church
Dec 8 @ 10:15 am
Create your very own set of Chrismon ornaments to decorate your home Christmas tree! These special symbols help tell the true Christmas story.
Kids’ Ornament Making Party 2:00 pm
Kids’ Ornament Making Party @ Simon Says
Dec 8 @ 2:00 pm
Kids of all ages can join in to make, paint and decorate ornaments of all styles. Just bring your creativity and joy and we will provide everything else.
Mary’s Restaurant Holiday Tea 2:00 pm
Mary’s Restaurant Holiday Tea @ Mary’s at Baldwin Creek
Dec 8 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Holiday tea is a beloved tradition. It’s the perfect way to spend time with family and friends during the holidays. Three course afternoon luncheon with fancy tea cups, delicious sweets and traditional seasonal foods. Bring your children to their first, but not last, tea.
Ornament Making Party 2:00 pm
Ornament Making Party
Dec 8 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Create, Laugh and Have Fun at our Ornament Making Party Kids of all ages can join in to make and decorate an ornament. Just bring you joy and creativity and we will provide everything else. Sunday Dec 8th 2-5 Simon Says A general store for kids & families 12 Main St Bristol
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Legislative Briefing 10:00 am
Legislative Briefing
Dec 10 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Addison County Chamber Hosts Legislative Briefing Join the Addison County Chamber of Commerce and the Vermont Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs team to discuss highlights from the 2019 legislative session, and expectations for the upcoming 2020 session. Vermont Chamber President Betsy Bishop and Government Affairs Director Charles Martin will lead the discussion by addressing topics that include: * Tourism Marketing * Workforce Development * Broadband * Tax Policy * Act 250 and Permitting * Housing * Short-term Rentals * Economic &hellip read more
Community Budget Forum 6:00 pm
Community Budget Forum
Dec 10 @ 6:00 pm – 11:59 pm
Please join the MAUSD Board on December 10 at 6pm in the Mt Abe large cafeteria for a conversation about the upcoming 2020 – 2021 school budget. In the first hour of the meeting, the community will have the opportunity to learn more about the relationship between school spending and property taxes, get an update on the statewide financial context and ask questions about the proposed 2020-2021 budget. After that, the board will be looking more closely at the budget &hellip read more
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Walk-N-Roll to School 7:30 am
Walk-N-Roll to School
Dec 11 @ 7:30 am – 8:15 am
Bristol Safe Routes and their community partners announce our next WALK-N-ROLL TO SCHOOL WEDNESDAY – Nov 13th. Safe Routes to School (SRTS) is a comprehensive program based on a simple premise: our kids should be able to safely walk and bike to school. Walking and biking to school helps students develop independence, improves academic performance, helps reduce traffic congestion and air pollution, and helps create a stronger community. In Bristol, our WALK-N-ROLL TO SCHOOL WEDNESDAYS happen the 2nd Wednesday of &hellip read more
Sit and Gift at Yarn & Yoga 5:30 pm
Sit and Gift at Yarn & Yoga @ Yarn & Yoga
Dec 11 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Come sit and gift your holiday projects with your knitting friends at Yarn and Yoga. See you there!
Wind Ensemble Concert in Middlebury 7:00 pm
Wind Ensemble Concert in Middlebury
Dec 11 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
MIDDLEBURY COMMUNITY WIND ENSEMBLE, Wednesday, Dec. 11, 7:00 p.m., Middlebury Union High School. Featuring Susan English, flute; Alice Weston, euphonium; and introducing the Middwinds Trio. Music by Piazzolla, Schuman, Hanson, Stravinsky, a world premiere by Jerome Shedd, music from Woodstock, and more. Concert is free, please join us.
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Sr Lunch at Libanus Lodge 11:00 am
Sr Lunch at Libanus Lodge
Dec 12 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
We will be serving our monthly Sr Lunch at Libanus Lodge this Thursday. Homemade doughnuts donated by Mary Bingham should be arriving around 11:00 to be enjoyed with coffee provided by our friends at VT Coffee. Dinner is served at noon. Our coup this month is a Fresh leek & potato Soup, followed by Broccoli Salad. The main course is Roast Turkey served with gravy, mashed potatoes, stuffing, baked Hubbard Squash donated by Joan & David Weaver, and fresh cranberry &hellip read more
Addison County Republican Dessert Social 6:00 pm
Addison County Republican Dessert Social
Dec 12 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Meet fellow Republicans in a friendly setting at the Addison County Republicans Dessert Social. This event will take place on Thursday, December 12th from 6 – 8 pm at the Middlebury VFW on Exchange Street. We also invite you to bring non-perishable items for donation to the HOPE food shelf. Together we can do more!
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Music at Art on Main for Eat, Drink and Be Merry 5:00 pm
Music at Art on Main for Eat, Drink and Be Merry
Dec 13 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Celebrate “Eat, Drink,and be Merry” this Friday at Art on Main in Bristol. Find that perfect gift while listening to beautiful Celtic harp music from 5-6pm. Bo Price from Ferrisburg will be playing a selection of tunes from Scotland and Ireland, including those from famous Irish harper, Turlough O’Carolan. Bo plays her harp mostly for friends and family, and occasional events, but she has played most often at the McClure Miller Respite House in Colchester. She has been a Celtic &hellip read more
Wine Tasting at Vermont Marketplace 5:00 pm
Wine Tasting at Vermont Marketplace @ Vermont Marketplace
Dec 13 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Taste these locally-grown wines from Lincoln Peak Vineyard and stock up for the holidays.
Eat, Drink & Be Merry! 5:30 pm
Eat, Drink & Be Merry! @ Downtown Bristol
Dec 13 @ 5:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Join Bristol CORE and Recycled Reading of Vermont for music, shopping, and refreshments, and visit Vermont Tree Goods, Tandem, and the Bristol Cliffs Cafe on Main Street, for a terrific selection of local well-known musical acts, with accompanying food and drink. 5:30 PM – 6:00 PM  John & Lyn Elder | Vermont Tree Goods 6:00 PM – 6:30 PM  Zach Rhoads Trio | Tandem 6:30 PM – 7:00 PM  Singers of the Great Turning | Tandem 7:00 PM – 9:30 &hellip read more
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Breakfast with Santa 8:30 am
Breakfast with Santa @ Holley Hall
Dec 14 @ 8:30 am
Come and enjoy carriage rides, arts and crafts, live music, and Santa with Mrs. Clause. Breakfast includes Pancakes, Sausage, Juice, Milk, Coffee, and Tea. Pre registration is needed.Tickets are available at www.bristolrec.org. 8:30am, 9:30am, and 10:30am seatings.
Deborah Holmes Art: Holiday Sale 10:00 am
Deborah Holmes Art: Holiday Sale
Dec 14 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Come and do some Holiday shopping! Gift prints, mini prints, watercolors, painted boxes, calendars and ornaments. Refreshments!
International Sale Waitsfield Masonic Hall 10:00 am
International Sale Waitsfield Masonic Hall
Dec 14 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Fantastic deals on gifts from around the world and unlike many fund raisers 100% of the money Actually goes to the Battered Women’s Shelter in Barre,Orphans homes in Haiti, knitting Projects in India and Peru to name a few! Thirty Six years I have been involved helping! You can help by shopping for Yourself or loved ones. Ever dreamed of a beautiful Hand made persian rug? The sale gives a six month payment plan! The prices are way below Wholesale &hellip read more
Holiday Storytime at Bristol Suites 10:30 am
Holiday Storytime at Bristol Suites @ Bristol Suites
Dec 14 @ 10:30 am
Kids will enjoy old favorites and new stories about this wonderful time of the year. Enter through Vermont Marketplace. Ages 1-7.
Make Holiday Cards 11:00 am
Make Holiday Cards
Dec 14 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Join me Saturday, December 14th at Tandem space – 26 Main Street, Bristol Holiday cardmaking for adults. Stop in any time between 11am and 3pm. Stay as long as you want. I’ll provide ALL of the cheery and bright materials FREE! Make some for you. Make some for your neighbors.
Bruce and Hobbes at Vermont Marketplace 1:00 pm
Bruce and Hobbes at Vermont Marketplace @ Vermont Marketplace
Dec 14 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Bruce and Hobbes will be at the Vermont Marketplace to read from and sign Bruce Zeman’s children’s book entitled “Hobbes Goes Home”, which tells the story of finding a new home from the viewpoint of a rescue dog. Copies of the book will be available to buy. A percentage of book sales goes to animal rescue organizations.
Receive – Yoga Workshop 3:00 pm
Receive – Yoga Workshop
Dec 14 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Shop local and complete the excursion with a gift for yourself and a friend! RECEIVE – Yin Yoga and Biofield Tuning Workshop Saturday, December 14th, 3:00-4:30pm at Bundle Middlebury, 51 Main St, Middlebury, VT Led by Jen Peterson, 500hr E-RYT, & Mary McGillivray, Certified Biofield Tuning Practitioner & Teacher Yin yoga gets you in touch with your true self, untarnished by the stories you tell yourself about who you are-and who you aren’t. Biofield tuning uses energy fields within and &hellip read more
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Christmas in Bristol: Christmas Cooking Decorating & Card Making 10:15 am
Christmas in Bristol: Christmas Cooking Decorating & Card Making @ Bristol Federated Church
Dec 15 @ 10:15 am
Come decorate Christmas cookies and make Christmas cards to deliver to various community members and organizations. Help us put together a sweet holiday treat to lift someone’s spirit.
Mary’s 37th Annual Community Holiday Dinner 11:00 am
Mary’s 37th Annual Community Holiday Dinner @ Mary’s at Baldwin Creek
Dec 15 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
37th Annual Community Dinner FREE to all Addison County residents. Turkey, ham and all the trimmings.  Local entertainment and a visit from Santa Claus. Transportation available through ACTR. Home delivered meals to shut-ins (must call ahead for delivery by Friday December 13).
Mary’s Restaurant: Free Community Meal 11:30 am
Mary’s Restaurant: Free Community Meal
Dec 15 @ 11:30 am – 2:00 pm
For over 30 year, co-owners Linda Harmon and Douglas Mack, have been serving a free Christmas dinner for Addison County residents. The dinner is targeted for low-income Vermonters and seniors, but open to all – it’s not the holiday season without this annual feast. Free transportation, provided by ACTR, will be available to those needing a ride to and from. Additionally, there was local entertainment throughout the day, including a visit from Santa. We, at Mary’s Restaurant provide the meal, &hellip read more
Gingerbread House Decorating Party 1:00 pm
Gingerbread House Decorating Party
Dec 15 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Join us for this special holiday event at Holley Hall, a fun and stress-free way to spend time together during the holidays. Make it a date with your grandkids or your best friend. Shop downtown before or after. We provide: ❖Fully constructed gingerbread house to take home ❖An amazing array of candy for decorating ❖Frostings in four colors ❖Holiday music and snacks while you decorate Houses are $25/each, 2 or more $20 each *Proceeds from this event support programs that &hellip read more
Ethan Setiawan Band PM Sundays 4:00 pm
Ethan Setiawan Band PM Sundays
Dec 15 @ 4:00 pm – 11:59 pm
Ethan Setiawan Band – “P.M. Sundays” – Dec. 15 Valley Stage Productions is pleased to announce that the Ethan Setiawan Band will perform as a part of this month’s “P.M. Sundays” series on Dec. 15. The concert begins at 4:00 p.m. and will take place at the Richmond Congregational Church at 20 Church St. in Richmond. Doors are at 3:30 p.m. Ethan Setiawan is a Boston-based mandolin player whos won such accolades as the National Mandolin Championship and the RockyGrass &hellip read more
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High School Winter Concert 7:00 pm
High School Winter Concert @ Mt. Abraham Union High School
Dec 17 @ 7:00 pm
Come and listen to the high school music ensembles perform a variety of songs to celebrate the winter season.
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Sit and Gift at Yarn & Yoga 5:30 pm
Sit and Gift at Yarn & Yoga @ Yarn & Yoga
Dec 18 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Come sit and gift your holiday projects with your knitting friends at Yarn and Yoga. See you there!
Middle School Winter Concert 7:00 pm
Middle School Winter Concert @ Mt. Abraham Union High School
Dec 18 @ 7:00 pm
Come and listen to the middle school music ensembles perform a variety of songs to celebrate the winter season.
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Band: Scottish Fish in BTV Dec. 20 6:00 pm
Band: Scottish Fish in BTV Dec. 20
Dec 20 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
SCOTTISH FISH Dec 20, 2019 6:00 pm Burlington Violin Shop, 23 Church Street Market Place Presented by Young Tradition Vermont with the Burlington Violin Shop. $20 suggested donation. Limited seating. Reservations recommended at mark.sustic@gmail.com Scottish Fish are a Boston based fiddle and cello group whose youthful enthusiasm, unique arrangements, and original compositions have entertained audiences throughout New England and beyond. Their performances of traditional and contemporary Scottish and Cape Breton music are woven together from years of fiddle camp and &hellip read more
Friday Night Film Showing “Elf” 7:30 pm
Friday Night Film Showing “Elf” @ Lawrence Memorial Library
Dec 20 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Bristol CORE and the Lawrence Memorial Library continue their Reel Film Fridays season of classic and contemporary films with a showing of the holiday classic Elf starring Will Ferrell, James Caan, and Bob Newhart.
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Holiday Storytime at Bristol Suites 10:30 am
Holiday Storytime at Bristol Suites @ Bristol Suites
Dec 21 @ 10:30 am
Kids will enjoy old favorites and new stories about this wonderful time of the year. Enter through Vermont Marketplace. Ages 1-7.
Wine Tasting at Bristol Beverage 1:00 pm
Wine Tasting at Bristol Beverage @ Bristol Beverage
Dec 21 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Join us for a free wine tasting with the Vermont Wine Merchants Company.
Winter Solstice Celebration at the Watershed 3:30 pm
Winter Solstice Celebration at the Watershed @ Norton Brook Reservoir
Dec 21 @ 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm
The Watershed Center hosts its annual Winter Solstice celebration at the Waterworks property on Plank Road in Bristol. Bring food and drink to share and dress warmly. Children welcome, no dogs.
Lantern Making Workshop 4:30 pm
Lantern Making Workshop @ Holley Hall
Dec 21 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Create your own holiday lanterns in this special, free workshop, led by Art on Main, then use them at the Lumen Celebration of Fire & Light event! All ages welcome, and all supplies provided!
Lumen Celebration of Fire & Light 5:30 pm
Lumen Celebration of Fire & Light @ Town Green and Downtown Bristol
Dec 21 @ 5:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Bristol CORE and Tandem host this unique event featuring Vermont fire performing troupe Cirque de Fuego on the Town Green, a procession down Main Street, and fire pits and food and drink in the Downtown.
2019 Mr. Christmas Tree Pageant 7:00 pm
2019 Mr. Christmas Tree Pageant @ Mt. Abraham Union High School
Dec 21 @ 7:00 pm
Six senior boys compete for the crown of Mr. Christmas Tree in a very funny pageant format. Formal wear, interviews, talent and bathing suit portions have entertained the community since 2013.
Solstice Party 8:00 pm
Solstice Party
Dec 21 @ 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm
So winter has, technically, begun. I’m sorry, it is true. But don’t let it get you down, come ring it in with great music, drinks, and people! American Flatbread in Middlebury is throwing a Solstice bash on Saturday, December 21 from 8pm – 11pm. Featuring cocktail specials and flatbread by the slice, they’ll be hosting Bow Thayer and friends for a Dark Star tribute – and no cover charge! Come celebrate the lengthening of days and Midwinter Yule in front &hellip read more
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Christmas in Bristol: Christmas Caroling in the Sanctuary 10:15 am
Christmas in Bristol: Christmas Caroling in the Sanctuary @ Bristol Federated Church
Dec 22 @ 10:15 am
Enjoy all the best parts of Christmas Caroling without the cold temperatures or walking around. We will be Christmas Caroling in the church sanctuary. Come be part of making a joyful holiday sound!
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Mary’s Christmas Eve Buffet 4:00 pm
Mary’s Christmas Eve Buffet @ Mary’s at Baldwin Creek
Dec 24 @ 4:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Christmas Eve at Baldwin Creek is something special — a bountiful buffet of seasonal food. All with a beautifully decorated farmhouse, endless local products, the glow of our fireplaces, and a warm hospitality await you; it’s the perfect way to share the holiday with whomever.
Christmas in Bristol: Christmas Eve Service – A Christmas to Remember 6:30 pm
Christmas in Bristol: Christmas Eve Service – A Christmas to Remember @ Bristol Federated Church
Dec 24 @ 6:30 pm
Join others from Bristol, the five towns, and beyond as we make this a Christmas to remember A Candlelight Service with Readings, Reflections, and Song.
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Friday Night Film Showing “The Hudsucker Proxy” 7:30 pm
Friday Night Film Showing “The Hudsucker Proxy” @ Lawrence Memorial Library
Dec 27 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Bristol CORE and the Lawrence Memorial Library continue their season of classic and contemporary films with a showing of the Coen Brothers’ screwball comedy classic The Hudsucker Proxy starring Tim Robbins, Paul Newman, and Jennifer Jason Leigh.
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Christmas in Bristol: “A Gathering of Neighbors, Learning to Enjoy the Neighborhood” 10:15 am
Christmas in Bristol: “A Gathering of Neighbors, Learning to Enjoy the Neighborhood” @ Bristol Federated Church
Dec 29 @ 10:15 am
Join us for a Light Sunday Morning Continental Brunch, filled with Peace, Love, Hope, and Joy! A time to remember the best things in life are free.
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Bristol Best Night 2020! 3:30 pm
Bristol Best Night 2020! @ Bristol
Dec 31 @ 3:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Bristol Best Night is a community-wide New Year’s Eve celebration in downtown Bristol, Vermont. Join us for an evening of music and celebration featuring many talented local musicians including a performance by Annie Voorhees and Friends. Kids activities starting at 3:30 pm. Music begins at 5:00 pm at Holley Hall, the Bristol Baptist Church, and The Walkover Gallery.
Bristol Best Night 2020! 3:30 pm
Bristol Best Night 2020!
Dec 31 @ 3:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Bristol Best Night is coming! Don’t miss this annual New Year’s Eve celebration, with kid friendly activities and lots of great music. There is a special treat this year. Remember Annie Nessen Voorhees of Nightfires fame? Well, she has a back up band of many of our most loved local musicians, including Jim Carroll, Ron Rost, and Nate Gusakov, and they will rock your socks off for our final event. Buttons are on sale at Cubbers, Kimball’s, Art on Main, &hellip read more
Mary’s New Year’s Eve Celebration 5:30 pm
Mary’s New Year’s Eve Celebration @ Mary’s at Baldwin Creek
Dec 31 @ 5:30 pm
Five-course prix fixe dinner welcoming the 2020’s in with classic food and cocktails from the 1920’s!